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      01-19-2022, 12:03 AM   #23
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I personally would have issues with screws visible on my steering wheel
I like it, very industrial design aesthetic.
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If $$ is not an issue, I would go Macan all day long over the Audi and BMW.

X3m has a great engine, but rides rough and has little steering feel compared to the Macan.
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If $$ is not an issue, I would go Macan all day long over the Audi and BMW.

X3m has a great engine, but rides rough and has little steering feel compared to the Macan.
Agreed. I will say though [my only gripe with the car], the Macan's steering feels downright slow at lower speeds. It's one of those cars you have to drive fast to really get the most out of it.

I've driven the X3M once so I don't recall how it compares in that regard. But I do distinctly recall the X3M's steering having less road feel and just feeling very "electric." But for EPS it was decent enough. The Macan's steering feels basically very close to how hydraulic steering did.
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Agreed. I will say though [my only gripe with the car], the Macan's steering feels downright slow at lower speeds. It's one of those cars you have to drive fast to really get the most out of it.

I've driven the X3M once so I don't recall how it compares in that regard. But I do distinctly recall the X3M's steering having less road feel and just feeling very "electric." But for EPS it was decent enough. The Macan's steering feels basically very close to how hydraulic steering did.
It probably didn't have the Power Steering Plus option. Makes a huge difference at low speeds.
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It probably didn't have the Power Steering Plus option. Makes a huge difference at low speeds.
Doesn't power steering plus make the steering very light at lower speeds? Do they engineer the ratio to be quicker too?

I prefer heavier steering regardless. Love how weighted the Macan is even when pulling out of the garage.
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Doesn't power steering plus make the steering very light at lower speeds? Do they engineer the ratio to be quicker too?

I prefer heavier steering regardless. Love how weighted the Macan is even when pulling out of the garage.
Yes, it's much lighter and progressive at low speeds and tightens up as you build speed. It's not too light in my opinion and makes the Macan feel a bit more nimble. But if you like a very weighted feeling wheel at all speeds, the regular power steering will work better for you (a lot of the Macan guys code out the power steering plus (if it came as an option that they didn't choose), for exactly the reason you mentioned. For me, I don't like overly boosted feeling steering (I liked that feeling when the steering racks were hydraulic but not on an EPS rack).
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Yes, it's much lighter and progressive at low speeds and tightens up as you build speed. It's not too light in my opinion and makes the Macan feel a bit more nimble. But if you like a very weighted feeling wheel at all speeds, the regular power steering will work better for you (a lot of the Macan guys code out the power steering plus (if it came as an option that they didn't choose), for exactly the reason you mentioned. For me, I don't like overly boosted feeling steering (I liked that feeling when the steering racks were hydraulic but not on an EPS rack).
My dad has a 2019 Macan S so my impressions are just based off that. I drive it all the time, definitely does not have power steering plus. Lighter steering does add a more nimble feeling I agree. There's pros and cons to both for sure.

BMW's hydraulic racks were certainly slower than some modern EPS systems, but they felt so fulfilling to drive even at low speeds.
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Yes, it's much lighter and progressive at low speeds and tightens up as you build speed. It's not too light in my opinion and makes the Macan feel a bit more nimble. But if you like a very weighted feeling wheel at all speeds, the regular power steering will work better for you (a lot of the Macan guys code out the power steering plus (if it came as an option that they didn't choose), for exactly the reason you mentioned. For me, I don't like overly boosted feeling steering (I liked that feeling when the steering racks were hydraulic but not on an EPS rack).
PSP pretty much only activates under 19 MPH. As soon as you get past that speed, it quickly goes back to what the usual steering ratio happens to be. You generally won't notice this change.

I have cars with it, cars without it. Generally I don't mind having it or not. It is a bit of a personal preference.
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I picked standard as I’m not a fan of overly thick wheels. BMW have gone too thick with their wheels IMO. Visually they’re almost indistinguishable.
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PSP pretty much only activates under 19 MPH. As soon as you get past that speed, it quickly goes back to what the usual steering ratio happens to be. You generally won't notice this change.

I have cars with it, cars without it. Generally I don't mind having it or not. It is a bit of a personal preference.
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I picked standard as I’m not a fan of overly thick wheels. BMW have gone too thick with their wheels IMO. Visually they’re almost indistinguishable.
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PSP pretty much only activates under 19 MPH. As soon as you get past that speed, it quickly goes back to what the usual steering ratio happens to be. You generally won't notice this change.

I have cars with it, cars without it. Generally I don't mind having it or not. It is a bit of a personal preference.
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